Shots from my interview with GMA-7's Kapuso Mo, Jessica Soho
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Yesterday, a meeting was arranged with Ayen, one of the Segment Producers of the Sunday night magazine show on GMA-7 “Kapuso Mo, Jessica Soho
” (One At Heart, Jessica Soho) for a TV interview. They are making a feature on the love of Filipinos for beauty pageants and Miss Universe in particular, hence, the need for a ‘pageant expert’. Focus was on our bet, MJ Lastimosa, and her chances of winning our country’s 3rd Miss Universe crown.
I’m the type of person who loves answering questions in public, especially if the topic is something I love the most. So obviously, the one throwing in all the questions got more than what she bargained for, even if I’m sure that only snippets of the 15-minute one-to-one will be used for the actual show.
The episode should air this coming Sunday (around 7:45pm) over GMA-7. The special is in anticipation of the 63rd Miss Universe Pageant Finals on Monday morning, Manila time. Otherwise, they might use the interview footages for a planned dedicated profile for MJ Lastimosa herself, after the pageant.
More shots from the interview which should hopefully air on TV this coming Sunday night
Do find time to watch it! :-)
Thanks to Gary Aldevino for arranging the interview feature. ;-)
Bb. Pilipinas 2015 Official Candidate #34 Teresita Sen Marquez, aka Wynwyn Marquez
Showbiz personalities joining beauty pageants is always a newsworthy item for reporters and entertainment writers. And why not? There is a heightened level of interest in an individual’s capacity to invade an almost-parallel industry to find out if she is cut out for the demands of the new environment. In the past, Sharmaine Ruffa Gutierrez proved that it was possible for a relatively popular actress to join Bb. Pilipinas, win a crown and then return to the glamor and glitz of TV and Movies.
Enter Teresita Sen Marquez. Teresita who, some might ask. Well, try WynWyn Marquez and there is greater possibility of identifying the person right away. The GMA-7 exclusive artist who – in the past number of years – dabbled in dancing and acting on the small screen, has already penetrated the national pageant. She is now Binibini 34 of Bb. Pilipinas 2015, courtesy of Aces & Queens.
And mind you, WynWyn is not coming in without sufficient pedigree tucked under her belt. Apart from being the daughter of Actor/Comedian Joey Marquez and former Actress Alma Moreno, she is the niece of Miss International 1979 Melanie Marquez. She may not have the towering height of her aunt, but there will always be the potential to follow footsteps and see if the same fate could also be in the offing for her. Besides, the young Marquez used to do ballet before specializing in jazz dancing, so that should serve some good purpose in her moves and posture.
Binibini 34 Teresita Sen Marquez
What lies ahead for WynWyn in the pageant? It’s still hard to tell at this point. But if she can show the strong will and determination to win (and put them into action), then there might just be something in the horizon for her. ;-)
Lindsay Chetaud is 15-going-16, but already showing lots of beauty queen potentials
Lindsay Chetaud is still young – fiddling between 15 and 16 – but looks so much like a full-blown woman ready to take on the world in the palm of her hands.
Unlike some ‘halfies’, this young lass is triple-hyphenated. French-Portuguese-Filipina. And among the showbiz efforts I read, she actually auditioned for Pinoy Big Brother Teens, the Palmolive Circle of 10 and was recently in the Philippine International Motor Show for Nissan X-Trail.
ABS-CBN’s Star Magic might have already jumped the gun in signing her up. And if she does not shoot to popularity like Bea Alonzo between now and 2017, there just might be a good chance that she will go the pageant route. The unique thing about her is that she has already done work for TV5 (Artista Academy) and GMA-7 (Station ID) prior. So it’s Kapamilya or bust or future Bb. Pilipinas, perhaps?
Will Lindsay become a showbiz star before she even she gets to take a pageant dip?
What fate awaits this girl, Lindsay? :-)
courtesy of GMA News
This is a big shout-out to the fans, followers, admirers and supporters of Mister International Philippines 2014 Neil Perez. Just before he departs next week for the big competition in Seoul, Korea, do watch his life story first – and his TV acting debut for that matter.
Tonight, “Magpakailanman” on GMA-7 will air “PNP Pogi na Pulis: The PO2 Mariano Flormata Jr. Story” which will have Neil playing his adult self together with acting veterans Roi Vinzon and Irma Adlawan (playing his parents) and Kristoffer Martin (as the teenage Neil).
Tune in at around 8:00PM (give or take five minutes or so) to catch it. ;-)
Five of the ladies (Lorraine Kendrickson, Alexa Kirby, Nicole Donesa, Kristin Estoque and Valerie Weigmann) being interviewed by hosts Andre Paras (far left) and Christian Bautista (far right)
The girls waiting backstage before their stage appearances
Once more, Tropical Storm Mario wreaked havoc on the planned out-of-town schedule of the Miss World Philippines 2014 Official Candidates. Instead of leaving for the swimsuit competition in Caramoan Island, the ladies had to actually take a rain check and wait for the weather to improve. So as not to waste their time here in Manila, a TV guesting was added for the weekend where all twenty-six of them trooped to the GMA-7 studio of the musical variety show ‘Sunday All-Stars’ to promote the beauty competition. Two of the male hosts – Christian Bautista and Andre Paras – were able to interview some of the hopefuls, including Lorraine Kendrickson, Valerie Weigmann, Nicole Donesa, Alexa Kirby and Kristin Estoque, much to the delight of the pageant fans in the audience.
courtesy of The GMA 7 Weekend Shows
The confirmed delegates of Mister International 2014 to date
Neil will portray himself in an upcoming episode of “Magpakailanman” on GMA-7.
Very soon, Misters of the Philippines-International 2014 Neil Perez will be leaving for Seoul, Korea to represent the Philippines in Mister International 2014
. With the male contest taking more than two weeks of pre-pageant activities before the scheduled finals night on October 18, our Police Officer will have his hands full outshining the other foreign delegates and aiming to bring home the crown to his countrymen.
In the meantime, Neil will play himself in an upcoming episode of “Magpakailanman“ on GMA-7 where his life story will be featured. He used his amateur acting skills in scenes with veteran actress Irma Adlawan, teen actors Kristoffer Martin and Vincent Magbanua (who played the young Neil Perez).
By next week, our rep will be busy as a bee preparing his wardrobe and travel essentials, as well as doing some last-minute Q&A polishing with his trainer Macoy Manlapaz.
Looking forward to seeing Neil in Mister International 2014! ;-)
It will all happen at the SM MOA Arena on October 12, 2014.
Ms. Cory Quirino of CQGQ
Trust Ms. Cory Quirino to fill the SM Mall of Asia Arena for the Coronation Night of Miss World Philippines 2014 on October 12. While the Official Candidates have not yet been announced – let alone screened – she will definitely undertake to make this year her biggest production for the nationals. With the outgoing titleholder being Miss World 2013 Megan Young, there is simply no room for a ho-hum conduct of the finals.
And with GMA-7’s help, the pageant will definitely get a boost in terms of scope and coverage. Do I see Mikael Daez (Megan’s rumored boyfriend) solo-hosting? I doubt it, but if he is joined by Tom Rodriguez and Carla Abellana, why not?
Watch out for my coverage of Miss World Philippines 2014 starting very soon! :-D